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The Queen Bees Podcast with Esther Coles and Jane Horrocks

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Many gardeners will be interested in beekeeping and this podcast is a hugely entertaining and fun way to introduce yourself to this fascinating pastime.  With guests such as Alan Titchmarsh and Paul Whitehouse and episodes titled Naked beekeeping or Streaker bees you can be sure these aren't your regular lessons on the centuries old tradition of apiculture.     They say  "Bee-keeping and a good old catch up, as Jane Horrocks calls up her friend Esther Coles; actress, writer and bee-keeper, to have a weekly chat checking in on Esther's bees as well as each other. Sometimes they might even allow a guest to join the fun!"

Follow them on Instagram @queenbeespod

UK Gardening Podcasts

My Garden Podcast with Penny Haslam

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Anyone starting out on their horticultural journey as well more experienced gardeners who will enjoy Penny's fun approach to gardening . Brought to you by former BBC business journalist Penny Haslam who presented on BBC Breakfast, News Channel, Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live. I particularly like the line on her website " Do you need professional gardening tips and advice? You're in the wrong place!" You immediately think 'this should be fun!' and it is.  She says "MY GARDEN PODCAST is for have-a-go gardeners who love real gardening. Listen to more than 30 episodes of entertaining chat as I struggle with vegetables that won't grow, sunflowers that die and a misbehaving pet dog called Joey.This gardening podcast is recorded in her garden at home in Cheshire, England."

Mic the Gardener with                       Mike Palmer

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Mike Palmer is best known for his hugely popular instagram channel where he talks every week to well known gardening personalities. His regular Sunday stroll around his own garden is also a date worthy of your diary. I recently turned the tables on Mike and he became the subject of his own show. As for his podcast he says 'Join Dorset garden designer Mike Palmer for discussion with horticulturists, gardeners and enthusiasts on the roots of our personal gardening culture.'

Goto website www.mike-palmer.com

Talking Dirty by Get Gardening

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They say 'Get Gardening's podcast for plant lovers is jam-packed with choice plants. Hosts Thordis and Alan Gray (of East Ruston Old Vicarage gardens) catch up with their horticultural (or should that be naughty-cultural!) friends to talk about what they're growing, their latest FLOMO (Floral FOMO) and answer your questions'.

On the Ledge with Jane Perrone

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Jane Perrone presents probably the most comprehensive houseplant podcast on the web with a friendly supportive facebook group and hordes of passionate followers. Now winging her way towards 200 episodes Jane is also crowd funding a houseplant book project that you can join in with at her website below.

Go to website www.janeperrone.com

Horticulture Week Podcast

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They say'Welcome to the Horticulture Week Podcast where we bring you news and views on the most important topics of the day for UK horticulture professionals.

Go to website www.hortweek.com

The talking Heads Podcast

with Saul Walker and Lucy Chamberlain

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A relatively new podcast on the scene but both Saul and Lucy have taken the bit between their teeth and are forging ahead with their twice weekly show. Solid, amusing, and friendly advice from two 'proper' gardeners.They say 'Follow head gardeners Saul Walker and Lucy Chamberlain as they reveal exactly what it’s like to be professional horticulturists leading busy teams on large, private estates. Lucy and Saul have a decade of Head Gardening experience and it soon became clear to them both that life as a Head Gardener can be incredibly diverse, occasionally challenging and hugely rewarding and so they regularly discuss horticultural topics close to their hearts and give you an insight into their lives as gardeners'.

The Scottish Garden Podcast

with Julianne Robertson

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Host Julianne has been consistently putting out interesting episodes since she first started this podcast. Anyone wanting to know more about the Scottish gardening scene will benefit hugely from tuning in to Julianne and her fascinating guests. She says  'The Scottish Garden Podcast is a podcast for plant lovers who want to know more about the gardens and growers of Scotland. Julianne Robertson ventures into Scottish gardens, nurseries and horticultural events, meeting interesting people and plants along the way. This podcast explores what's special about Scotland through the eyes of a garden lover and plant addict!'

The Organic Gardening Podcast from GARDEN ORGANIC

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With hosts Chris Collins (ex Blue Peter gardener) and Sarah Brown both from Garden Organic (previously Ryton) this podcast has all the right ingredients for anybody wishing to garden in a wildlife friendly and sustainable way. They say 'Inspiration to help you garden the organic way, with advice, tips, and interviews from the UK's leading organic gardening organisation.

Go to website www.gardenorganic.org.uk

Gardening with Ben

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Host Ben Cartwright has set himself a challenge to post something new each day on his social media channels. He says 'Come and join Gardening with Ben down on his allotment sharing tips, advice and tales from down at the plot'.

Trowels and Tribulations

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Join hosts, Phil, Sarah, and Faith as they discuss subjects as diverse as moss balls, carnivorous plants, and gin and jam. They say we believe that gardening and being outdoors should be fun and no nonsense. The best way to do that? Sit three Northerners around a microphone to share a podcast of their adventures.

No website at present go to their Facebook page here

Sow,Grow, Repeat with Jane Perrone and Alys Fowler

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One of the early adopters of the format and many of us cut our little poddy teeth on this podcast. An old favourite that is sadly no longer recorded but Alys and Jane make a fantastic duo with rare chemistry, knowledge, and enthusiasm for their wide ranging subjects. In no way dated and still highly recommended.

The Garden Log with Ben Dark

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Ben gives his take on 'slow radio' with his soporific tones (in a good way!) and articulate presentation style. A weekly update from a garden he is lovingly maintaining and improving this podcast is peppered with historical references and deep knowledge from an enquiring mind. Ben was the winner of the Alan Titchmarsh new Talent Award presented at the garden media Guild Awards ceremony at The Savoy in London in 2018.

Pot and Cloche Garden Podcasts

With Joff Elphick

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Well, I couldn't forget to put myself in this list!! What I say 'Welcome to Pot and Cloche Garden Podcasts. Started in January 2018 Joff talks to authors, head gardeners, writers, nurseries, and other interesting horty types. Recommended by Jane Perrone, Gardening Editor of the GUARDIAN'HEAR THIS. Tune into new podcast Pot and Cloche while you get on top of the weeding. The host, Cotswold based horticulturist Joff Elphick, speaks to head gardeners, and growers about their plant passions.'

Go to website. Oh! You're already on it.

Roots and All with Sarah Wilson

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With diverse topics ranging from worms to the paranormal Sarah has taken the gardening podcast world by storm. Winner of The Garden Media Guild Broadcast of the Year 2019 and with superb guests, Sarah's enquiring mind make this weekly podcast an absolute must for your playlist.

Go to website www.rootsandall.co.uk

The Sodshow with Peter Donegan

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If he wasn't so young Peter would be known as the grandfather of podcasting. Starting in 2010 and with 439 shows Peter has interviewed, in his unique style, some of the top designers, writers, and gardeners in the game. Sadly no longer running his back catalogue is still available  for us all to ENJOY.

Go to website doneganlandscaping.com

Skinny Jean Gardener with Lee Connelly

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Host Lee Connelly, aka The Skinny Jean Gardener,  deserves a medal! Encouraging children to garden with his successful 2020 school tour and new book, Blue Peter gardener and  speaker Lee is a live-wire in the horticultural community. Funny, light hearted, sometimes controversial, but always upbeat, his lively shows will appeal to a younger demographic but with numerous top-tier guests there's something for everybody.

Fresh from the Pod with Tamsin Westhorpe

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Join Tamsin as she travels throughout the UK on gardening adventures meeting inspirational people such as Chris Bearshaw, Sir Roy Strong, and Toby Buckland.  Tamsin is joint chair of The Garden media Guild and runs and maintains Stocktonbury Gardens in Herefordshire. A beautifully produced podcast from the lovely gardening app people at Candide. Highly recommended.

Go to the website www.candidegardening.com

Gardens, Weeds, and Words with Andrew O'Brien

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The podcast we all wish we'd made; that's how I describe Andrews O'Briens  beautiful  podcast. With a gentle enquiring approach to his subject he combines field recordings from the garden with well considered thoughts on all aspect of horticulture. With reference to literature and first hand experience Andrew also shares writings from guest readers and interviews experts in a broad field of interest.

Go to the website www.gardensweedsandwords.com

The National Trust Podcast

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The National Trust website says 'Whether you seek the adventure of our outdoor spaces, the tranquility of our gardens, or the history and culture of our buildings, our podcasts offer you a new way to experience the wonder of The National Trust'. Produced to a high professional standard.

Plants from Roots to Riches

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No longer running this podcast is a firm favourite from the BBC. They say 'Kathy Willis considers our changing relationship with plants over the last 250 years from tools to exploit, to objects of beauty, to being an essential resource we must preserve'. Top quality from the BBC.

Roots, Wings, and other things

with Jez Rose and Adam Frost

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One of the Sunday Times top 5 gardening podcasts. Join honeybee farmer Jez Rose and award winning garden designer Adam Frost as they explore the season's natural changes and everything nature has to offer us throughout the year. Bees, gardening, and soil are discussed while they encourage us to join them in the garden

Go to Adam Frost website www.adamfrost.co.uk

Go to Jez Rose website www.jezrose.co.uk

The Plant Based Podcast

with Michael Perry and Ellen Mary

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Well! What can be said about this amazing gardening duo. Always fun, always on the ball, and always coming up  with new ways to entertain. Learn how to look after your mental health, pump iron on a vegan diet or simply grow a plant well Michael and Ellen Mary are the perfect entertaining hosts. Michael can be found on QVC selling plants too.

Go to Michaels website www.mrplantgeek.com

Go to Ellen Mary's website www.ellenmarygardening.co.uk

The Veg Grower Podcast with   Richard Suggett

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Knowledgable and entertaining host Richard Suggett offers information packed episodes with his podcast focussing on Vegetable growing. With a relaxed and confident presentation style Richard from West Sussex shares his experiences as an amateur veg gardener trying to grow as much food as possible from his garden and allotment. One of the longest running UK gardening podcasts with episode released each week and the opportunity to join his gardening club giving you exclusive information and monthly seeds.

The RHS Gardening Podcast

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They say 'The RHS Gardening Podcast offers seasonal advice, inspiration and practical solutions to gardening problems. Trusted gardening professionals give you the latest horticultural advice, scientific research and tried and tested techniques to bring out the best in your garden. Topics covered include: growing your own vegetables, flowers, garden design, lawn care and gardening with children. Plus expert masterclasses in topics ranging from cottage garden plants, growing orchids, to pest control and eco-friendly gardening. Plus we’ll have behind the scenes reports from the country’s most prestigious flower shows. There’s something in these podcasts to interest every gardener, whatever your level of expertise.'

Go to the website www.rhs.org.uk

The Untold story of Gardening

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They say 'How do plants get from the soil to the shelves? How does a garden centre make money? What are the challenges behind running a garden? What goes into setting up your very own plant-business?If you have ever wondered about any of these questions, "The Untold Story of Gardening" is the podcast for you! Follow Tamsin Westhorpe, journalist and gardener, as she travels throughout the UK to meet with the most influential people in horticulture to talk plants, gardening and business.This podcast comes to you from Candide Gardening, the app where gardeners find inspiration and knowledge.'

The Virgin Gardener with Laetitia Maklouf

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They say 'There’s a new gardening podcast in town. Co-hosted Andrew O'Brien and Sunday Times gardening columnist Laetitia Maklouf, it’s aimed squarely at newbie garden owners and enthusiastic amateur gardeners, and comes with a no-jargon, no-nonsense approach and take-home tips aplenty from the great and the good of the horticultural world'.

The Week in the Garden with Peter Seabrook

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With probably more experience in the world of horticulture than anybody else Peter Seabrook is a wealth of knowledge. His contacts in the gardening world are a rich source of material for him to investigate. They say 'Gardening great Peter Seabrook will be sharing all his experience and advice with you on a weekly basis. Brought to you by Sun Gardening.'

Peter is on Twitter here

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